Pekingese were dogs bred for centuries to be the cherished companions of the imperial family of China. Today they are still cherished family companions and show dogs who greet everyone they meet with dignity and grace.

Watch and learn about Pekingese dog’s key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Pekingese Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Pekingese Dog Companion Dogs 6 inches to 9 inches tall at the shoulder 7 to 14 pounds 12 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Pekingese is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Pekingese has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Pekingese is rated 5 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Pekingese has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Pekingese is rated 4 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Pekingese has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Pekingese is rated 2 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Pekingese has scored low and is not suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Pekingese is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Pekingese has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Pekingese is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Pekingese has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Pekingese is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Pekingese has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Pekingese is rated 3 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Pekingese has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Pekingese is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Pekingese has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Pekingese is rated 2 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Pekingese has scored low and is not suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Pekingese is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Pekingese has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Pekingese is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Pekingese has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Pekingese is rated 2 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Pekingese has scored low and is not suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Pekingese is rated 4 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Pekingese has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Pekingese is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Pekingese has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Pekingese is rated 1 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Pekingese has scored low and is not suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Pekingese is rated 2 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Pekingese has scored low and is not suitable in General Health. parameter.

Pekingese is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Pekingese has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Pekingese is rated 1 out of 5 in Size.. This means Pekingese has scored low and is not suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Pekingese is rated 4 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Pekingese has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Pekingese is rated 3 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Pekingese has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Pekingese is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Pekingese has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Pekingese is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Pekingese has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Pekingese is rated 5 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Pekingese has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Pekingese is rated 4 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Pekingese has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Pekingese is rated 3 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Pekingese has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Pekingese is rated 2 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Pekingese has scored low and is not suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Pekingese is rated 2 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Pekingese has scored low and is not suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Pekingese is rated 1 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Pekingese has scored low and is not suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Pekingese is rated 2 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Pekingese has scored low and is not suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Pekingese is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Pekingese has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Companion Dogs

Height

6 inches to 9 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

7 to 14 pounds

Life Span

12 to 15 years

Highlights

Due to their short noses, Pekes snore, some quite loudly.The round bulging eye of the Pekingese can be damaged or ‘popped out’ during excessively rough play; this is rare but can occur.Pekes have an excessive amount of wrinkling on face; this can cause problems with skin fold dermatitis, skin irritations, and infections. The folds should be kept clean and dry.Pekes have a tendency to gain weight if overfed.A Peke may go on a hunger strike just to prove a point over his owner.Pekingese tend to bark a lot.The breed can be difficult to housebreak.Pekingese tend to be one-person dogs.Because of their profuse coat and short noses, they do not tolerate heat well.To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies, and that they have sound temperaments.